Musango Island Safari Camp is a wilderness slice of paradise. Situated in the middle of Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba, the magic of Musango lies in not only it’s abundance of wildlife and bird life, but also in its owners, Steve and Wendy. Owner-run lodges tend to have more of a welcoming and ‘homey’ feeling to them and Musango is no different. Steve and Wendy welcome every guest as if they were family. No shortcuts are taken in ensuring that the guests have the best experience possible while staying with them.
When previous guest, Wendy from New Zealand, arrived at Musango Island Safari Camp, she was immediately impressed- and not just because she shares a name with the owner! In her Trip Advisor review about their stay, she had nothing but good things to say:
“My husband and I, our 3 young adult sons and a dear South African friend recently experienced a wonderful 5 night stay at Musango Lodge. Steve, Wendy and their wonderful staff ensured our stay was a trip we will never forget.
The beautiful lodge is superbly located on the shores of Lake Kariba affording guests the option of both land and water based excursions. What a treat to see some of the best wildlife Africa has to offer! Steve and Wendy are a great team. Steve is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and Wendy and her team provide the most wonderful food and hospitality.
The individual thatched huts are delightful. Each a short walk from the main lodge and placed to ensure complete privacy. Ours (#8) had a plunge pool surrounded by beautiful plants and overlooked the Lake. We sat quietly and watched Hippo grazing on the lake edge outside our hut on two occasions….
There is so much on offer……glorious red sunrises, bush buck and hippo viewing outside the huts, cruising aboard a pontoon boat or safari jeep watching elephant, hippo, croc’s, impala, baboon’s etc. , fishing for Tiger fish, visiting an unspoilt Fishing Village, fossil exploring by guided walk, picnic’s on nearby islands, sundowners set up to watch the spectacular beauty of a day’s end with silhouetted animals afore sunset colours that take your breath away…also the finer details like being greeted with a warm smile and cool facecloth after an outing, afternoon tea and cake on the upper deck, an ice cold beer or a cool dip in your own private plunge pool.
Delicious food grown fresh and prepared on site. Dining in the most exquisite setting…… tables beautifully set with fairy lights and views over lake Kariba watching the sun go down whilst hippo and elephant graze nearby….
We have been home a month and I am still day-dreaming about this beautiful place!
Thank you Steve, Wendy, Conrad (Guide), Crynos, Alex and the rest of your team for giving us an experience that will be forever etched in our hearts.”
A little more about Musango Island Safari Camp:
Just a short flight away from Victoria Falls or Kariba, situated just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park is Musango. This exclusive 16-bed luxury camp has been carefully designed by by Wendy and Steve and the result is a charming yet comfortable environment complete with exceptional guiding. With a large selection of activities available, or the option to simply relax in the wild paradise setting, Musango is the perfect destination for a family safari holiday.